Homer died June 26, 2016, in Salem, Oregon. He was a member of the CPS-103 smokejumper unit during WWII and worked as a professional house painter after moving to Oregon in 1947. Homer was a member of the Zion Mennonite Church and was married to his wife, Josie, for 68 years. He jumped at Missoula during the 1945 season.
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